28 New #Covid Cases in Orkney Since Friday

The cumulative total of Covid cases in Orkney is now at 5,257.

From 24th to 30th of April there were 107 new Covid cases in Orkney.

NHS Orkney has posted the following statement to remind people about mask wearing and testing.

As a reminder, we are still asking anyone visiting the hospital or care homes to undertake a lateral flow test prior to arriving. Tests can be ordered online via https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow… or by calling 119.

We’d also like to remind everyone that when visiting a hospital or care home, you should ensure a surgical mask is worn throughout your visit (masks are provided at entry). For any further Covid information or advice, please see https://www.nhsinform.scot/…/infe…/coronavirus-covid-19/

These measures continue to be in place as Covid has not disappeared, we want to continue to protect our services and those most vulnerable in our community. We thank you all for your understanding with these protective measures.

The stats for Scotland published on Tuesday 3rd of May are as follows:

  • get your vaccine when offered to ensure you are fully protected
  • stay at home and rest if you have symptoms
  • open windows when socialising indoors
  • wear a face covering in indoor public places and on public transport
  • wash your hands to protect yourself
  • take an LFD test before visiting someone in a hospital or care home

Care for yourself and others to help slow down the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on our health services.

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  1. Mike needed to see the doctor as he’s strained a ligament in his knee. We were a bit trepidatious about him going to the doctors surgery – which is in the local hospital – since the Covid restrictions have been lifted.
    He took a LFT before going, and found that, at the hospital, and in the surgery, it’s all just the same – hand sanitizer when you go in, everyone wearing masks, social distancing – no worries.
    Thing is – if the medics in a hospital/doctor’s surgery think it’s best to still take these precautions – why aren’t we all still expected to take these precautions? Rhetorical question.

    I don’t understand it – I look at the situation in Orkney, Scotland, Britain, the world – people are behaving as though Covid has gone away. IT HASN’T. People are still dying, people are still becoming very unwell – and some stay unwell.

    Meanwhile some of us wonder when, if ever, we will be able to safely mix with other people. Sometimes, like Chicken Licken, I feel like the sky is falling on my head. But it doesn’t. And I remind myself that we’re not being bombed.

  2. I just signed the petition “Boris Johnson: We want free Lateral Flow Tests available to those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable”.

    You can read more and sign the petition here:

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